Ringmuur Cinsault 2019
Ringmuur Cinsault has previously been described by Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, as “the best example of the grape I’ve tasted from the Cape”. He awarded this vintage a massive 95 points.
The name means ‘ring wall’, in reference to the walled vineyard, or ‘clos’ as it would be called in France. We recommend this wine to fans of Burgundy, as there’s something quite Côte d’Or about it. It has an otherworldly elegance and finesse to it, but also a rich complexity from the old vines, which were planted in the 1960s. Think sweet cherry, redcurrant, cranberry, wild strawberries, dried herbs, Early Grey tealeaves and perfume, and also about clearing some space in your Burgundy collection for this South African Cinsault.
Adi Badenhorst is one of South Africa’s most exciting, hirsute and funny winemakers and has been a pivotal player in the ‘Swartland Revolution’, which has propelled this once neglected grape-growing region into the limelight. After honing his skills in the Rhône Valley (which plays a huge influence in his wines), New Zealand and at Rustenberg, he bought a rundown winery and a clutch of gnarled vines and went it alone. Adopting a dynamic and experimental approach, the wines of Badenhorst are made using old-vine fruit from long established vineyards and vinified using traditional and non-interventionist methods. Adi jokes that the most expensive piece of kit in his winery is the coffee machine. His wines are all vegan friendly.
£5.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3323003
Style No.: 840627
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